Definition of buzz verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    buzz

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bʌz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they buzz
    BrE BrE//bʌz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌz//
     
    he / she / it buzzes
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌzɪz//
     
    past simple buzzed
    BrE BrE//bʌzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌzd//
     
    past participle buzzed
    BrE BrE//bʌzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌzd//
     
    -ing form buzzing
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a bee) to make a continuous low sound Bees buzzed lazily among the flowers.
  2. 2[intransitive] to make a sound like a bee buzzing The doorbell buzzed loudly. My ears were buzzing (= were filled with a continuous sound). More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet.
  3. 3[intransitive] to be full of excitement, activity, etc. New York buzzes from dawn to dusk. My head was still buzzing after the day's events. buzz with something The place was buzzing with journalists.
  4. 4[intransitive, transitive] buzz (something) (for somebody/something) to call somebody to come by pressing a buzzer The doctor buzzed for the next patient to come in.
  5. 5[transitive] buzz somebody/something (informal) to fly very close to somebody/something, especially as a warning or threat
  6. Word Origin late Middle English: imitative.Extra examples A large helicopter buzzed overhead. A police helicopter was buzzing overhead. My ears were buzzing. Phrasal Verbsbuzz aboutbuzz off
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